Swami AsokanandaE-RYT 500
Swami Asokananda, a monk since 1973, is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers, known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, since he has absorbed the wisdom of his guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, since the age of 19. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of the Yogic philosophy (especially that of the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga and is one of our primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the past, he has served as the president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and Integral Yoga® International; he is currently the President of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.
Listen to Swami Asokananda on the Two Old Fogey Yogis podcast on Soundcloud.
Phil Goldberg, author of American Veda, interviews Swami Asokananda on spiritmatterstalk.com podcast. Listen on SoundCloud.
Swami Chidananda is a monastic and a longtime disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda and has managed the finances for Integral Yoga’s ashrams, institutes, and teaching centers for decades. He teaches Hatha Yoga and leads study groups on Yoga and Buddhist teachings and philosophy. Swami Chidananda also conducts spiritual pilgrimages to India and Nepal.
Swami SarvaanandaPh.D., Integral Yoga Sannyasin
Swami Sarvaananda, Ph.D., has lived at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville since 1980. She worked with the Yogaville Vidyalayam (children’s school) and with community service projects. She is a Board-certified Chaplain and she serves on national committees, since retiring from local hospital and hospice service. At Yogaville, she serves on the Board of Trustees and the Sannyas Board, is the Secretary of the Spiritual Life Board, Vidyalayam President, and oversees many committees and projects. She has taught Chaplaincy college courses online. Swami Sarvaananda’s doctorate is in education administration. She co-founded the Living Yoga Training program, was instructed by Swami Satchidananda in establishing the Integral Yoga Extra Gentle Hatha Training, and helped develop Yogaville’s mentoring programs.
What does it mean to live as a Swami? How do they spend their days?
What vows do they take?
What are the most significant lessons they have learned over the last 50 years of dedicated practice?
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